Jennifer Morton

Around Me - Poem by Jennifer Morton

All around me I see death
I see our soldiers dieing
Only for us to shrug it off
And with a wave of our hands we send more to their doom

All around me I see hatred
Divorces coming in left and right
Drunk husbands killing their wives
And cheating on them for their own sickening pleasure

All around me I see abuse
Fathers and Mothers
Aunts and Uncles
Sending the youth of our nation to stand on the streets
With cuts and bruises everywhere

All around me I see pain
Children dieing of starvation in Africa
Parents and Guardians watching their loved one waste away
With drugs and alcohol

In this world around me
I see our lives falling to pieces
I hear the cries of everyone echoing in my skull as if my own
I watch the blood drip to the floor
I taste the pollution in the air

In this world around me
We are falling from our high thrones
Yet stepping on those below us

In this world around me
We are being consumed from the inside out
And there is nothing stopping us from ourselves

Comments about Around Me by Jennifer Morton

  • (12/23/2009 4:00:00 PM)

    Thanks for commenting on what many people may not get the courage to talk about.I think its time leaders give these happenings much attention than embarking on their own ego trips. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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